United States, Kentucky, Shepherdsville, United States

Posted on: 2022-06-23

Category: emobility

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Sr. Remanufacturing Engineer, Power Electronics

About the company:

Doing something different is never easy. It requires courage, optimism and grit. Core to our mission is building a team of adventurous individuals determined to make a positive impact on the world. This means challenging ourselves constantly. Stretching beyond the bounds of conventional thinking. Reframing old problems. Seeking new solutions. And operating comfortably in a space of uncertainty. While our backgrounds are diverse, our team shares a love of the outdoors and a desire to protect it for future generations. Do you like doing the impossible? We’d love to hear from you.

Rivian is on a mission to keep the world adventurous forever. This goes for the emissions-free Electric Adventure Vehicles we build, and the curious, courageous souls we seek to attract. 

As a company, we constantly challenge what’s possible, never simply accepting what has always been done. We reframe old problems, seek new solutions and operate comfortably in areas that are unknown. Our backgrounds are diverse, but our team shares a love of the outdoors and a desire to protect it for future generations. 


  • Primarily responsible for initial triage and root cause identification of field return parts
  • Actively support definition of remanufacturing process, launch, ramp and future deployments
  • Lead technical analysis, set requirements for issue documentation, methods for prioritization and support escalation to the appropriate assignee
  • Partner with cross-functional engineering teams (including hardware, software, testing and production) to complete failure analysis of issues
  • Develop processes for part receiving tests, repairs and end of line tests – at all complexity levels
  • Develop standard work methods, while identifying continuous improvement opportunities that do not compromise quality or safety
  • Provide technical feedback to engineering design, reliability, quality and service teams, in order to improve current and future products or processes
  • Directly support the diagnosis of individual vehicles when field service are unable to resolve a problem given the available diagnostic resources and assist ongoing development of diagnostics content
  • Leverage diagnostic and analytic data to drive continuous improvement in areas such as service diagnostic content, service processes, manufacturing quality and hardware/software design
  • Embody a collaborative team spirit and organizational learning in an ever-changing environment – coach colleagues in all directions as you develop a culture of serviceability throughout the company



  • BS in a relevant engineering discipline or equivalent experience
  • Three years’ experience with power systems in the automotive or comparable industry, with a combination of theoretical and practical engineering experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of foundational engineering topics (e.g., mechanics, physics, metallurgy, manufacturing methods, electronics, software, control systems) within job-related area
  • Experience in automotive diagnostics development is strongly preferred
  • Proven success in driving serviceability requirements in a complex, design-focused environment
  • Strong analytical and structured problem-solving capabilities, with intuition for tackling problems that are unusual and complex
  • Experience with C++, Python, SQL, Linux or similar technologies at a basic/comprehension level preferred
  • Experience defining, launching, and driving strategic process design initiatives to establish and improve internal and external processes and operations
  • Track record of working closely with cross-functional teams and stakeholders in a technology environment
  • Appropriate interpersonal styles and communication skills to work effectively with internal and external partners with a wide range of backgrounds and expectations
  • Capability to be extremely detail oriented with the inclination to stop and consider the big picture where necessary
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Ability to support alternate shifts
  • Ability to travel domestically up to 100% of the time during 2022, and up to 30% thereafter

Equal Opportunity

Rivian is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information or characteristics, physical or mental disability, marital/domestic partner status, age, military/veteran status, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Rivian is committed to ensuring that our hiring process is accessible for persons with disabilities. If you have a disability or limitation, such as those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, that requires accommodations to assist you in the search and application process, please email us at [email protected].

Candidate Data Privacy

Rivian may collect, use and disclose your personal information or personal data (within the meaning of the applicable data protection laws) when you apply for employment and/or participate in our recruitment processes (“Candidate Personal Data”). This data includes contact, demographic, communications, educational, professional, employment, social media/website, network/device, recruiting system usage/interaction, security and preference information. Rivian may use your Candidate Personal Data for the purposes of (i) tracking interactions with our recruiting system; (ii) carrying out, analyzing and improving our application and recruitment process, including assessing you and your application and conducting employment, background and reference checks; (iii) establishing an employment relationship or entering into an employment contract with you; (iv) complying with our legal, regulatory and corporate governance obligations; (v) recordkeeping; (vi) ensuring network and information security and preventing fraud; and (vii) as otherwise required or permitted by applicable law. 

Rivian may share your Candidate Personal Data with (i) internal personnel who have a need to know such information in order to perform their duties, including individuals on our People Team, Finance, Legal, and the team(s) with the position(s) for which you are applying; (ii) Rivian affiliates; and (iii) Rivian’s service providers, including providers of background checks, staffing services, and cloud services. 

Rivian may transfer or store internationally your Candidate Personal Data, including to or in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union and in the cloud, and this data may be subject to the laws and accessible to the courts, law enforcement and national security authorities of such jurisdictions.  


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